Do you have wisdom teeth and are wondering whether or not you should keep them or have them removed?
Wisdom teeth (also referred to as third molars) are the last permanent teeth to appear in your mouth. Typically they erupt in late adolescence or early adulthood, between the ages of 17 and 21 (hence the term "wisdom" teeth as you enter adulthood). Most people develop four wisdom teeth, and some never see them at all.
The average mouth can only hold 28 of the 32 teeth that many people will grow. Because wisdom teeth are the last ones to arrive on the scene, the mouth often has little room left for them. Therefore, the following problems can occur with wisdom teeth:
- partially erupting into the mouth, resulting in only part of the tooth being exposed above the gum line
- fully erupting into the mouth but in an undesirable position
- becoming impacted under the gum tissue and bone
At Grande Dental Care we will carefully examine your wisdom teeth and discuss with you any procedure and options and handle any and all concerns you may have. Trust our experience, care, and devotion to your comfort and call us today at (703) 471-7164.